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November 06, 2013

Boston Globe Op-Ed: With The Red Sox Winning the World Series, The Time Has Come to Ask Ourselves: Did We As a Society and City "Fail" the Terrorist Bomber Brothers Tsarnaev?

Shocking?

I suppose.

Underneath it all, though, the biggest resurrection was perhaps of Boston itself. The Marathon bombing was a blunt trauma, sure, for which even the fact of crowds gathering without incident was a much-needed salve. But it was a trauma, too, that had renewed a special doubt. For Boston has, after all, always been as a city upon a hill, except. Except that the Sox were the last baseball team in the league to integrate. Except that Celtics legend Bill Russell had his house broken into and his bed defecated on. Except that we had all that trouble around busing. And what about our redlining of Jews? Itís hard not to recall these things and wonder: Did we fail the Tsarnaevs somehow? Itís not clear that we did. And yet for people who knew Dzhokhar especially, who had seen him at school, who had studied and partied and played sports with him, the lurking fear has been that we failed to truly open our hearts, that we accepted him, but only up to a point.

If we'd accepted them more, the Daily Caller translates, they wouldn't have murdered us and torn the limbs from our children.

As usual, a leftist's use of the construction "We failed" sounds an awful lot like "You failed." They employ this device a lot. Speaking of one's own flaws is a sign of elevation and openness to self-criticism, of course.

So they show this sign. But they don't actually speak of their own flaws. Using the dishonest Socialist We, they go on to confess, on behalf of other people, those other people's alleged flaws, and how those flaws -- xenophobia, racism, bullying, hatred of people named Djokhar -- were actually responsible for a bombing that killed three and severed the limbs from more than dozen people.

I should note that this champagne socialist almost certainly lives in a wealthy neighborhood where she doesn't have to rub elbows with the Dirty Immigrants, so I guess her conscience is clear as far as "failing" the Tsarnaevs.

After all, she had the good taste and breeding to stay well away from the Swarthies.
Not her fault. But those working-class white ethnics who had the bad taste to live next door to them? It's on them.


Thanks to @rdbrewer4.

[Update: Andy] Shut up, wingnuts. She was totally taken out of context in that op-ed she wrote.






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